Category Archives: Research & Reflection

Radical Eye, Tate Modern – OCA Study Visit 22.4.17

This exhibition was surprisingly marvellous. I was taken aback as I am not particularly a fan of Elton John (let’s call him EJ for the sake of brevity) or celebrity culture. I expected this to be just a not-very-sneaky way of … Continue reading

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Terrains of the Body, Whitechapel Gallery – 14.4.17

Going to see this exhibition pretty much put the mockers on my plan for Assignment Three.  Although some of the images were quite interesting, I found the visit to be uninspiring and felt no real connection to the stated aims of … Continue reading

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Richard Mosse, Barbican – 3.4.17

I am still reeling from the intense experience of seeing Richard Mosse’s video installation Incoming at the Barbican.  The main part of the exhibit is film footage documenting the refugee crisis, shown on three eight metre wide screens. Mosse used a … Continue reading

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The Art of Sound, T-Magazine

Any new about Tom Waits is big news in the Tom Waits community. We all forage for our little nuggets of fascination and reassurance that we backed the right guy when we became lifelong obsessive fans all those years ago. … Continue reading

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Reflection – February 2017

The last few weeks have been rather tough as I have been trying to stay positive about the apparent lack of progress in finding a suitable job. The search is incredibly time-consuming and, although all necessary, it feels like many … Continue reading

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Portrait photography – initial explorations

This Gesture&Meaning-induced exploration into Portrait photography is fascinating, so far. I thought it was the genre I understood the best and the one that is, in some ways, the most straightforward but I am finding this is not so. There … Continue reading

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William Kentridge, Whitechapel Gallery 13.1.17

This is a stunning exhibition which I am glad to have visited before it closed.  The energy and scale is hard to put into words but it was a very immersive, almost hypnotic, experience with some elements of the steampunk … Continue reading

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